Support your surgery

Our campaign addressed the mounting pressure on general practice in England to clear the backlog and the restrictions on access as a result of the pandemic.

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About the campaign

GPs and their teams faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions have meant that face-to-face contact with patients has been limited in order to keep practice staff and patients safe.

Nearly 30,000 people (29,637) signed the BMA’s petition calling on the U.K. Government to provide the funding and commitment needed to urgently increase the number of GPs, practice nurses and other practice staff and to improve the premises in which they work.

The campaign also provided GP practices in England with the tools to both manage expectations and to provide patients with the reality of issues facing general practice.



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Patient resources for your practice

We feel it is important that we are upfront with patients, so they understand the reality that we are all facing and the underlying reasons for this, and that, despite the easing of lockdown, the pressures experienced by general practice and the rest of the NHS are unlikely to ease soon.

To support this we have produced a number of different materials that you can use with patients.

Social media banners and messaging

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #supportyoursurgery

You can also show your support for the campaign by adding a ‘support your surgery’ twibbon or Twitter banner, and Facebook banner to your social media profiles.

Get the facts

What is happening in general practice? Why aren't there enough GPs? What does this mean for the GP - patient relationship? What needs to be done?

Download our fact sheet (PDF)